Taking the pain out of kitchen cleaning

Taking the pain out of kitchen cleaning

Cooking can be rewarding, but getting stuck with cleaning up the mess isn’t. Our simple tips can help speed up the clean-up so you can get on with your life.

Thanks to celebrity chefs and TV competitions, cooking up a storm in the kitchen is fashionable and fun for millions of us. When it comes to cleaning up, however, there’s much less enthusiasm. Sadly, there’s no way to have the fun of cooking and the delicious results without ending up with a heap of dirty pots and pans. But there are some tricks to make the toughest jobs in kitchen cleaning that little bit easier.

Restore burnt pots
Even the best chefs can get caught out every now and then, when a phone call distracts you and your slow-braised supper becomes a burnt-on nightmare. If you’ve already tried scrubbing and soaking, not to worry: just make up a thick paste of bicarbonate of soda, apply it over the burnt marks and leave for an hour or so. The burnt food should wipe off with a sponge.

Make your surfaces shine
There’s a simple way to get every part of your kitchen sparkling clean: Flash Multi Surface Concentrated Cleaner. It’s a true all-rounder that can be used to wipe down kitchen cabinets, clear off stubborn stains on worktops or hobs, and even diluted in a bucket for cleaning the floor. And with one product handling all these tasks, you can declutter the cleaning cupboard too!

Freshen up the fridge
Mop up spilled food and mess in your fridge without the need for strong chemicals by using a mix of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar. Simply make it into a paste, gently sponge over the inside of the fridge and watch it dissolve crud with ease. Once you’ve rinsed it off and dried the fridge interior, keep a container of leftover baking soda inside to neutralise any nasty smells.

Zap food spills in your microwave
Microwaved food can spit and splatter, but there’s a quick and easy way to clean it up. Place a bowl of white vinegar inside and microwave on full power until it starts to boil. Leave the door closed for five or ten minutes while the acidic steam starts to dissolve grease and dried-on food. Then just wipe it down with a damp cloth.

De-grease your oven – without all the scrubbing
Cleaning the oven needn’t be a lengthy chore: with this tip, most of the work can be done while you wait or tackle other tasks. Open up your oven and sprinkle the door and oven floor with bicarbonate of soda. Then spray it with water, before leaving it for a couple of hours to loosen the baked-on grease. When you come back, it should wipe off easily with a damp sponge.

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Catherine 19/08/2017

I never seem to get one freebie from your site, although I enter every time I see a free offer or sample add, I now loseing faith in Victoria 50, is it a real site or not

Flash multi surface cleaner

shan18 05/06/2017

Flash multi surface cleaner is used on everything in our house!

Simple

mimicat 03/06/2017

It's amazing how good old vinegar and lemon can get the cleaning done.

Sounds like a good idea

20/03/2017

I particularly like your tip for cleaning the inside of my oven with bi carb! I'm going to try it! I agree that Flash Liquid Concentrat is a wizz for getting grease off almost everywhere else in my kitchen - I wouldn't be without it!!

The magic of vinegar

Joanne15 10/03/2017

Hi CoCo, my comment has appeared under your username. White vinegar can be used for lots of different things, including cleaning windows, cleaning chrome, stainless steel, ceramic and leather. It even shines tiles and removes mildew! My favourite use of vinegar is: apply vinegar and olive oil (equal parts) to a cloth and wipe away water marks left by wet glasses on wood furniture. A fab all-rounder!

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